The Corporation
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One hundred and fifty years ago, the corporation was a relatively insignificant entity. Today, it is a vivid, dramatic and pervasive presence in all our lives. Like the Church, the Monarchy and the Communist Party in other times and places, the corporation is today's dominant institution. But history humbles dominant institutions. All have been crushed, belittled or absorbed into some new order. The corporation is unlikely to be the first institution to defy history. Based on Joel Bakan's soon-to-be-published book, "The Corporation: The Pathological Pursuit of Profit and… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 90%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A history lesson, a warning shot and damning personality profile, all backed up with expert interviews."
‑ Roger Moore, Orlando Sentinel
"This documentary's extra-long running time and a narrator who sounds like a sedated Star Trek computer won't win many converts."
‑ Bill Muller, Arizona Republic
"The 150-year old legal construct of the corporation, as a "person," is dissected for all to see how its lack of accountability has enabled the faulty model to become a ruling institution, acting beyond the reach of any government."
‑ Cole Smithey,
"The undercurrent of this exhaustive critique is really all about good and evil, and in what ways often sordid human history is determined, not as a product of malice, but by the most typical people who could care less."
‑ Prairie Miller, Long Island Press
"The Corporation is overlong, yes, and opinionated, true. But it's also fine journalism."
‑ David Cornelius,
"Carries a powerful, albeit not new, message. It is frightening."
‑ Marta Barber, Miami Herald
"This is a movie that will make you think."
‑ Bob Longino, Atlanta Journal-Constitution
"As a clever joke, the filmmakers run down a list of the traits of a psychopath and find a corporate action to match each one. Diagnosis: psychopath. It's cute, but it's a logical fallacy."
‑ Robert Davis, Paste Magazine
"It's the Lord of the Rings of modern documentaries: epic, vivid, wise, well-paced, expansive%u2014the kind of movie that makes you want to do more with your life."
‑ Nick Davis, Nick's Flick Picks
"In our current polarized cultural climate, it seems there are fewer and fewer people for whom The Corporation is a wake up call."
‑ Keith Breese,
"The rare movie that sets out to alter the audience's consciousness -- and succeeds."
‑ Eric Harrison, Houston Chronicle
"Sharp-witted, infuriating and at times depressing."
‑ Lisa Kennedy, Denver Post
"An impressive array of interviewees, from Michael Moore to Milton Friedman, give their take on modern capitalism."
‑ Jason Gorber, Film Scouts
"One of those necessary films that we have to see for our own health."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"[A]ngry, bitter, but frequently funny, funky, and mesmerizing in-your-face documentary... [A] triumphantly muckracking film..."
‑ MaryAnn Johanson, Flick Filosopher
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